5th Grade Health Study Guide

5th Grade Health Study Guide
Joint – Place where bones fit together
System – a group of organs working together to do a job
Ligaments – strong bands of tissue attaching bones at joints
Organ – A group of tissues working together to do a job
Heredity – Passing of traits from parents to children
Tissue – groups of cells that look alike and work together
Puberty- Physical changes during adolescence
Cell – The basic unit structure of all living things
Tendons – Strong, flexible bands of tissue that attach muscles
to bones
Capillaries – Tiny blood vessels connecting arteries and veins
Cornea – clear covering that protects the eye.
Ingredients – Items on a health product label
SPF – Sun protection factor
Hammer, anvil, stirrup – Bones that vibrate in the ear
Iris – colored part of the eye
A reflex action involves the spinal cord but not the brain.
The time before birth is called the prenatal period.
The stomach, pancreas, and small intestine are parts of the
digestive system.
As you grow, the way your body, talents, and other traits
develop depends on heredity and your environment.
The acids in your stomach break down food.
The sun’s invisible waves of energy are ultraviolet rays.
A sunscreen’s protection is measured by its SPF.
Hair grows from a pitlike area called a hair follicle.
Bacteria in your mouth can make plaque, which coats your
Plaque that has hardened around gums can cause gingivitis.
For people with astigmatism, everything looks blurry.
A label lists the ingredients, or the things in a product.
The loudness of sound is measured in decibels.
The process of straightening crooked teeth is called
A person who buys heath-care products is a health consumer.